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FEBRUARY 2015 A monthly publication of the Beaver Dam Senior Center Volume 18 Issue 2

CITY OF BEAVER DAM COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES SERVICES 114 E Third St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Phone 920 8874639 Fax 920 8871902 Hours MondayFriday, 730 am430 pm Email bdcascityofbeaverdam.com Web Site www.cityofbeaverdam.combdcas DEPARTMENT STAFF Evonne Boettge Traci Gmeinder Patti Maleck Julie Piltz George Behling Parks Department Administrator Office Administrator Customer Service Clerk Custodian Building Maintenance GENERAL INFORMATION Participation City residents age 50 over become participants

ADMINISTRATORS DESK IN THE BACK OFFICE Its been quite an exciting start for this new year. Lots of work to do getting everything set up for another year of fun. New equipment has arrived and we would like to learn how to use it thats a great distraction. It will have to wait until time opens up for that. Theres a newsletter that needs to be done, an annual report, an accounts audit, an election, new quilting program, new porcelain painting program, schedules for tax appointments, and travel res

GREENHOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 Theres a big change this year in our Greenhouse project Terry Zimmerlee invites anyone who would like to be involved in this new endeavor to come to a meeting at 1000 am to discuss the sale. We will also talk about our famous Beaver Dam Pepper plants and other things green Please be sure to mark that on your calendar, volunteers from previous years will be getting a post card reminder, everyone is welcome. Bring your best plant ideas along. If yo

GENTLE YOGA MONDAYS FEBRUARY 23APRIL 6 This form of yoga can be done using a chair seated or for support or without and allows for greater flexibility and joint mobility through breath and relaxation techniques. Poses, sequences and modifications focus on specific issues for active older adults Kyphosis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Balance, Chronic Pain, Breathing Difficulties, etc. Yoga is more than a form of exercise it is considered a holistic experience which rejuvenates the

175TH ANNIVERSARY CITY OF BEAVER DAM Share your story We are collecting interesting stories to place in a 175th anniversary record book. This book will be about people who are participants at the Senior Center and who wish to share their story about the community. Do you have a tale to tell about some special event you participated in in Beaver Dam, moving to Beaver Dam, or why you came back to Beaver Dam Did you own a business, run a community event, do something great for the Center Do you ha

FOOD R I E FUN N D S TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 You are invited to MARDI GRAS The finest food and cakes in town, plenty of fun to go around Masks, beads, music and more Dancing optional The party starts at 1045 am, with lunch being served at 1130 am. Reservations are required by noon on Monday, February 16. Let Rose know or Dodge County at 3863580. 7

BUDDY BINGO Would you like to become one of the Bingo Buddy Crew Volunteers will be matched up with kids from Kids Care and assist them in learning their numbers, work on paying attention and motor skills. If you are interested in helping, please let the front office know. Well meet once a month from 1030 to 1100 am. Upcoming dates are February 11, March 11, April 15 and May 13. HOLIDAY COLORIST CONTEST WINNER Shirley Mack was the winner of a 20.00 gift card, free lunch certificate free cookie

BD FIRE DEPT. HEALTH SAFETY NOTES Submitted by Lana Letto, Administrative Assistant Even with a snow blower, winter storms can mean big heart trouble. Experts say youre just as likely to have a heart attack using a snow blower as you are using a shovel. Apparently, moving the heavy machine around is as dangerous for people with heart disease as shoveling. Heres how to avoid wintertime pitfalls and keep your heart safe in cold weather. Shed the shovel If you can afford it, pay someone to clear

AARP TAX PROGRAM ASSISTANCE FEBRUARY 2APRIL 9 Kay Hodgson, Volunteer Coordinator for the Beaver Dam area, announces the annual program for assistance with tax preparation. Trained preparers will be available at the Center to complete federal and state returns, as well as Homestead Credit. All ages are welcome and assistance will be provided on Monday 1230 to 330 pm Wednesday 830 to 1130 am Thursday 830 to 1130 am Appointments are REQUIRED and will be accepted beginning January 7. Please call the

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 The Center always welcomes new members. On the 3rd Monday of each month at 1000 am in the Community Room, you are invited to learn more about our programs, activities, policies and procedures. Youll also get information on our lunch site, the information and services we have available, trips and volunteer opportunities. Registration is appreciated, but not required. If you find yourself available, but didnt call in, be sure to come on down Well have fre

FEBRUARY 2015 ACTIVITY CALENDAR Sunday 1 2 730 800 845 900 100 800 Monday Coffee Conversation Cribbage Gentle Yoga Woodcarving Euchre City Council Meeting City Hall 3 Tuesday 800 Pinochle 815 Arthritis Exercise 100 Bridge Quilting Class Sheepshead 530 Community Meal 530 Romantic Rhine Travel Preview Party 4 Wednesday 800 Benefit Specialist Cribbage 830 Hooks Needles 900 Woodburning 100 Bingo 700 DJ Sheepshead AARP Taxes 8301130am AARP Taxes 1230330pm 8 9 730 800 845 900 100 Coffee Conv

All ages are welcome to participate Thursday 5 800 815 930 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exercise Wii Bowling Pepper Pool League Sheepshead 6 Friday 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Bowling at Tower Lanes Euchre Speed Scrabble Saturday 7 1000 Free Tax Workshop 100 Open Games Saturday AARP Taxes 8301130am 12 800 815 930 100 Pinochle Arthritis Exercise Wii Bowling Pepper Pool League Sheepshead 13 800 Cribbage 830 Learn to Play Cards 100 Bowling at Tower Lanes Euchre Speed Scrabble 14 100 S

PROGRAMS ACTIVITIES ProgramActivity Active adults ages 50 over are welcome to attend. Cost 10 classes for 10 punch card Two cards for 1 Free Regular bowling rates apply Free Cost varies Free ProgramActivity All ages are welcome to participate Cost 8 per class Free Free Free Free 1 per day Arthritis Exercise 815915 am Tuesdays Thursdays Bingo 100400 pm Wednesdays Book Club 10001100 am 4th Monday of month Bowling League 100400 pm Fridays SeptemberApril at Tower Lanes Bridge 100400 pm Tuesd

WEATHER PREDICTIONS WORD SEARCH Creative Forecasting, Inc. February 2015 Issue WORD LIST ANTS AUGUST BEES COW CRICKETS FLIES FOG HALOS LEAVES SQUIRRELS SUNFLOWER

YOUR BENEFIT NEWS Submitted by Amanda Higgins, Dodge County Elder Benefit Specialist Wisconsins FoodShare Program FoodShare was created to help stop hunger, promote good health, and provide for adequate nutrition. Many people benefit from FoodShare each month including seniors, families, and people with disabilities. These benefits are distributed on QUEST Cards, which operate like debit cards. Quest cards can be used at grocery stores, some nutrition sites, and some farmers markets. Participan

WORD PICTURES 2 1 3 7 Creative Forecasting, Inc. February 2015 Issue Answers on page 21 4 5 9 6 8 12 10 11

WII BOWLING NEWS by Mary Morgan Wii bowling is played at the Center every Thursday at 930 am. We currently have three teams and would like to get more people involved. Many bowlers are getting high scores lately. Carl Boyke 235 219 Lenny Klawitter 206 Viola Boyke 234, 232, 213 203 Genevieve Schanen 225, 214 209 Ginny Hodgson 226 225 Deb McGovern 200 and Mary Morgan 209 209. We really do have a lot of fun each week trying to get the turkey, duck, hamburger, six pack or 7 pins, when the strik

FRIDAY BOWLING LEAGUE NEWS by Carol Abel We begin our new year with sadness because of the death of Ron Flores, one of our fellow bowlers. We will miss his companionship. Our Christmas red pin fun day was a good day. Twelve men and one woman won the dollar prize. The following splits have been pick up. Frank Schleisman 36710 Dan Nelson 6710 Edwin Freber 479 Terry Decker had a 267 game 8 strikes in a row. Jack White had four strikes in a row twice in one game and started the next game with a stri

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Audit Has not met yet. Annual Meeting Thursday, January 29 from 800Friday, December 19, 2014 930 am at the Senior Center. Ediths will cater breakfast. Called to order by Kay Appenfeldt at 830 am Center Christmas Party Kay thanked all who helped. Evonne said that many liked having a DJ at Catch us doing something good Special thanks to the Christmas Party. Evonne also reported that the Bobbie Pearson,Senior Center, and Jessica Jacobson, food cost was 13.00 per p

PACKER PARTY NEWS by Mary Morgan The Packer Parties held at the Center were a big hit . A variety of food, snacks and beverages were provided by those in attendance. We plan to offer the parties again next season for the afternoon games and hope to see you then. 20 27 29 Rose Newman Donna Starrine Pat Mason Ron Gafner WORD PICTURES 1. Sink or swim 2. Shake things up 3. Half a buck 4. Wallflower 5. Shopping downtown 6. Flying under the radar 7. Ransack 8. Fouralarm fire 9. Sideline 10. Performing

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB DAY TRIPS 2015 DAY TRIPS Take Me Out To The Ball Game Be sure to save some time in May to enjoy a trip to the Brewers Game. The schedule and ticket sales arent available just yet, but when ready, we plan to be on the bus Fall Mystery Tour mums the word on this motorcoach adventure. Sights, sounds, scenery, some great food, what else is in store Come along and find out Holiday Fun December 6 we will enjoy a matinee at the Memories Dinner Theater in Port Washington. Be sure t

SENIOR TRAVEL CLUB EXTENDED TOURS THE SEVEN WONDERS OF OREGON AUGUST 1422, 2015 Cost 2,598 ppdbl Registration deadline March 13, 2015 This Mayflower Tour includes the Mt. Hood Railroad, Timberline Lodge and Crater Lake National Park. Start this 9day tour from the Center, flying to Portland with overnight stops at Newport, Bend, Baker City and Pendleton. Enjoy a 4wheel drive dune buggy ride through the Oregon Dunes, tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory, and more. AMERICAS GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRE

City of Beaver Dam Community Activities Services Monday, February 2 at 800 pm The City Council will vote on the borrowing for capital improvement projects for 2015. The Capital Improvement Plan includes The Watermark SeniorCommunity Center. THANK YOU to everyone who has helped in some way to support The Watermark project. Your donations, time, talents and dedication have been amazing. Proud Member Of BD Chamber, BRAW, CWAG, Discover Dodge County, Dodge County Historical Society, Downtown BD I

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